Word Un-munger python script will convert and clean crappy Word HTML to decent HTML.
Automator Script will make it easier to convert clean the Word HTML of several pages in a batch job.
I’ve been trying to get the Tornado Web Server setup on my Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard laptop. There are tons of dependencies it has been a pain in the ass.
Install MySQLdb python driver.
Download latest MySQL_python.
tar xzf MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 python setup.py build
Build process may give you an error
EnvironmentError: mysql_config not found
This happens because your mysql installation may be non-standard. Mac OS installations are typically wacky. If you get this error figure out where your mysql_config binary resides.
I found my bin file at
cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 vim site.cfg
In the MySQL-python
# The path to mysql_config. # Only use this if mysql_config is not on your PATH, or you have some weird # setup that requires it. mysql_config = /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
Now you should be able to successfully build and install the MySQL for Python library.
python setup.py build python setup.py install
SowaCS Consulting’s Amazon Web Service Query Signer. Download the file called
As of August 15, 2009 Amazon required all API queries to have a special authentication signature. SowaCS Consulting has published a simple Python class (Python library?) that does the dirty work to sign your REST calls to the Amazon Product Advertising API. The code is on the website but they also offer a query signing service.
I finally got the gumption to attempt to tie in some AWS (Amazon Web Services) things into some of the websites I’m running because I want the affiliate advertising to blend in with my pages in a cleaner fashion. Unfortunately Amazon made it a lot harder for chumps like me to make API calls because of their newly enforced requirements that all requests be signed with a special hash signature. Steps involved to sign an Amazon REST request
This process sounds easy, but I couldn’t figure it out. I wrestled with Amazon’s Product Advertising API Documentation but the examples mostly uninformative. Thankfully, I came across a helpful post in the developer forums that points to SowaCS consulting. Naturally when looking at the code theirs is much cleaner, more flexible and it actually works. It’s not superb code but it IS way better than anything I would ever write. I really ought to go back to school…
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